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Stovetop Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Stovetop Green Beans

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"This is a really delicious green been recipe. It started as an alternative to the usual green bean casserole at Thanksgiving, and now we cook it for any occasion. And, oh, it smells so good while cooking!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until some of the fat renders into the pan, about 5 minutes. Stir onion and garlic into the bacon and continue cooking until the bacon is crisp and the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes more.
  2. Stir green beans, water, vinegar, salt, and pepper into the bacon; cook at a simmer until the liquid is mostly evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Top with bread crumbs and cheese; stir gently.
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Aug 05, 2013

This green bean recipe is TO DIE FOR.

Jul 22, 2014

Delicious! I chose this recipe because I thought the bread crumbs would be an interesting alternative to the usual (and overused) parmesan. It was. Since I didn't use the called-for cheese, this dish became all about the breadcrumbs. I actually used some very intensely flavored garlic herb flatbread cracker crumbs. The combination of crisp toasted crumbs with the sweet-sour bacon dressing and the fresh beans was absolutely addictive. I only used about 1/4 cup water and quickly stir fried at high heat. These cooked up perfectly in about seven minutes. I will make these often.


11 Ratings

Sep 02, 2013

i'm so sorry there isn't a picture to put to this recipe; we ate it too quickly. Delicious! didn't add the balsamic. made my own bread crumbs with garlic powder & grated cheese :-) thanks for the post Barbara!

Dec 30, 2014

The best!

Sep 03, 2013

I made these for company, and they looked just lovely. I personally loved them, most people seemed to enjoy but not rave about them, and my husband didn't like them at all. :-) I loved them enough that I'll give them four stars, though!!

Nov 27, 2014

VERY GOOD! I've been asked to make these every time we have a family get together. I've never added the bread crumbs and cheese to the top. We like to eat them right from the pot. Soft and Salty, southern style.

Jun 08, 2014

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Mar 08, 2014

This has to be one of the best, if not THE BEST green bean recipe that I have ever made. My husband is one of the hardest food critics that I cook for and he couldn't get enough of them. I made them last week and he is already requesting them again for Sunday dinner tomorrow.


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 1095 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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